What are Phoenix Pianos?
Phoenix Pianos are the product of a British piano manufacturing company arising from cooperation between Steingraeber Klavierfabrik of Bayreuth and its appointed UK distributor/dealer, Hurstwood Farm Piano Studios of Sevenoaks.
Hurstwood Farm Piano Studios owns Phoenix Piano Systems Ltd, incorporated in 2010 to apply modern acoustic technology and other state-of-the-art science to piano design.
Commercially established developments include:
(a) Lightweight climate resistant carbon fibre, and Kevlar soundboards,
(b) Improved energy transfer from the strings to the soundboard by novel bridge design
(c) Application of 3D printing to piano action and other piano small part manufacture, and
(d) Ultra high power computer stress and acoustic analysis of a complete grand piano
Projects currently under study include:
(a) A high acoustic performance miniature upright piano
(b) A water-resistant keyboard able to operate normally in extreme climate conditions or after long periods of minimal use.
(c) “Carbiano”, a lightweight grand piano made almost entirely from carbon fibre.
(d) “The bridgeless piano” – an alternative configuration of piano strings and soundboard.
For the future there are concepts in place, but not yet investigated for:
(a) A piano that never needs tuning
(b) A foot pedal to vary hardness and elasticity of the hammers
This German/British cooperation enables “Phoenix” pianos to be manufactured in Great Britain using acoustic body design and supply from Bayreuth, and also for “Steingraeber- Phoenix” pianos to be manufactured in Germany using new technology parts designed and supplied from Sevenoaks.
Both brands are identified by the characteristic Phoenix logo with three dolphins in its tail, which is the centuries old family crest of Richard Dain, the CEO of Phoenix Piano Systems.
The Queen selected a Phoenix piano to entertain guests at her reception for Foreign Royalty and Heads of State for the wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge.
Phoenix Pianos exclusively equip London’s newest and most prestigious Fairfield Phoenix Hall
Opening soon, Phoenix Pianos have been chosen for the new Fairfield Phoenix Music Academy in Croydon.
A Phoenix piano was awarded premium 2008 “Bayerische Staatspreis” for all the arts.
Patented bridge technology creates up to twice the sustain length of a standard piano, and exceptional power across the entire register.
Exceptional keyboard and action feedback allows the average pianist the ability to play to an undreamt of standard.
Carbon Fibre soundboard and action are resistant to changes of humidity and temperature, even to extremes.
All pianos are finished to a client’s exact specification, from the choice of strings, down to the cabinet finish.
✨Something magical coming soon from @okiemofficial ✨We’re delighted he chose Phoenix as a location! @ Hurstwood Farm Piano Studios https://t.co/oSuAKDJ0c0
The Phoenix Carbiano. The world’s first and only carbon fibre grand piano... in a field... what have you been up to @okiemofficial? 👀 watch this space... @ Hurstwood Farm Piano Studios https://t.co/xK1xXRKJvh
Hurstwood Farm Piano Studios, the home of Phoenix, are delighted to announce a new partnership with @feurich_vienna. The full Feurich range will soon be available to play at our Kent showrooms! https://t.co/9Bky5YLKdt
The Phoenix D3D Hammer Action. Can you spot the differences between our innovative action and a traditional one? 👀🤔 https://t.co/6QaJKn4yve
The world’s first and only carbon fibre grand piano, the Phoenix Carbiano. It weighs just one third of a traditional grand piano, with no cast iron frame. @ Phoenix Pianos HQ https://t.co/wkX8iOows6
The Phoenix Carbon Fibre Soundboard is humidity resistant with an unlimited lifespan. Come and try one at our showrooms in Kent or in many other locations around the world. @ Hurstwood Farm Piano Studios https://t.co/m5K7Z91Wfi
2018: @oliverpoole at @composersfestival playing a Phoenix Model 272. @ The De La Warr Pavilion https://t.co/JEQ31QEZ0I
It’s been too long @okiemofficial! We can’t wait to get back to helping you perform soon. @ London, United Kingdom https://t.co/ShNYKkgV1t
✨ Thinking of buying a new piano? Come down to Phoenix HQ near Sevenoaks in Kent to enjoy a few hours playing on our stunning collection of instruments. Our showrooms are open for socially distanced (but still very… https://t.co/WmABLkIFJY
The Chairman of Phoenix Pianos, Richard Dain, as well as being an enthusiastic pianist, has research experience and background in many branches of engineering, several of which impact directly on piano research in… https://t.co/ea6yF2BlFs
Bending a concert grand rim at steingraeberpianos - all our pianos begin life in this very room. @ Steingraeber & Söhne, Piano- und Flügelfabrik Kommanditgesellschaft https://t.co/spHpPWt3tg
“The piano was perfected over 100 years ago” At Phoenix, we couldn’t disagree more. We will continue to push the boundaries of piano technology and not be held back by sentimentality. This is why we are building the… https://t.co/oyE0eaDUfi
The Phoenix Model 130 Upright:
-With the tonal qualities of a much larger instrument and an action that allows the control usually associated with a grand piano, the 130 is a world-class upright like no other.
Hats off to @UmbrellaRooms this is an outstanding concert and what an unmissable opportunity to see @OliverTompsett live in concert #URLive https://t.co/SUJhiqOL0q
As so many of you asked so nicely we’ve made @OliverTompsett ‘s concert available to rent over the weekend! So don’t miss gems like this. https://t.co/wXDPf86fmO #GoodTimes #LiveTheatre #LiveMusic
There’s no such thing as a perfect location for a piano showro... 😦
📸 julescarrphotography @ Phoenix HQ https://t.co/Y1LdBn8NBt
One of our newest innovations, a Kevlar soundboard. A beautiful rich and warm tone, with the same humidity-resistant benefits as our carbon fibre boards. Also, probably useful as piano-shaped body armour 🛡 @ Phoenix… https://t.co/PXOM7RAB36
#Repost from umbrellaroomslive: We are proud to announce #URLive starting with an intimate concert from
@OliverTompsett in collaboration with
@PhoenixPianos. Available for 1 week from 23rd… https://t.co/JL31a7yRht
We are delighted that finchcocks has taken delivery of this lovely Phoenix Model 212 this week. We hope all the students this weekend enjoy learning and performing on this instrument! 🎹👩🎓🧑🎓 @ Finchcocks https://t.co/fsFqVuuns7
“High-tech engineering meets traditional craftsmanship at a British farm that’s fast becoming a global centre for design innovation in piano manufacturing”
Delighted to be featured in the new edition of… https://t.co/NI43lgYqEA
At Phoenix, we are determined to do what we can to help artists during this unprecedented time.
Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, countless musicians are unable to work and earn a living.
Today we are… https://t.co/BiSIZEuhA6
Today we should have been delivering a Phoenix Model 212 Grand to the VIP lounge at @wimbledon, where @okiemofficial would be doing what he does best! Of course, Wimbledon has been cancelled this year due to the… https://t.co/Ur2km9K5fe
We are pleased to announce from Monday 15th June, we are reopening our Phoenix showroom at Hurstwood Farm in Kent. We have the full Phoenix fleet in stock for you to enjoy.
We are taking the current pandemic very… https://t.co/tCk18yTX6l
Onwards and upwards! It’s a new day and we’re so excited about the future here at Phoenix. We have so many exciting new projects and we can’t wait to share them with you. To brighten this not-so-sunny #humpday,… https://t.co/feD5lBKqXz
Today is a sad for us here at Phoenix. Due to the coronavirus pandemic and the problems it has caused for theatres and concert venues, we are devastated to announce that our contract with Fairfield Halls has been… https://t.co/E1ysj51aGH
The Phoenix adjustable hitch pin allows the technician to precisely set the downbearing across the piano. Another advancement in piano technology from Phoenix. @ Phoenix Pianos HQ https://t.co/L25r5tf1pY
We all need some joy at the moment. Please take just one minute to marvel at the incredible @OliverRPoole as he finishes off Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue in style. This will definitely put a smile on your face 😃 @… https://t.co/2rUdLXhbG4
The Phoenix D3D hammer. Whilst others stand still, we continue to innovate. The world’s first bushing-free action parts, 3D printed using a self lubricating material that is climate resistant. We believe it’s… https://t.co/mGjCoe99zn